London Journal of Medicine

London Journal of Medicine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...is described as a dull, heavy sensation; in some, as in Case Xt, there is no pain at all; in others, it is universal; in some it appears to come and go, and is relieved by pressure, after the manner of colic; at others, it is constant and severe, as where the inflammation of the peritoneum is most active. In some instances, there is pain increased on pressure; but in others, that circumstance has not occurred. In some cases, there is a general uneasiness rather than pain; in other cases, the sensation is that of dragging; and in some fa circumstance specially to be notedJ, there is pain in a situation mi-nil from the obstructed part; and again, there is pain both there and elsewhere. Constipation. In almost every case there is constipation: but constipation is very often unattended to, as there is great difference in different persons in respect to the frequency with which the bowels are opened. This has been very well illustrated by Dr. Heberden, who says: " Homines frcquentia alvum exonerandi plurimum inter se difierunt. Alteri semel tantum singulis mensibus venter solutus est; alteri duodecies quotidie descendit per triginta annos, uti ipse mihi narravit, et dein septies quotidie per septem annos."1 In these cases, however, the constipation cannot generally be overcome. It is true that by means of injection a small quantity of faecal matter is brought away, but this is nothing more than sufficient to tinge the injection; now and then a large portion of hardened faecal matter, which had been long resident in the large intestines, escapes, and then there is no other action; and occasionally, as in Case xu, the bowels have been freely opened, and yet there is a fatal result. Vomitiny has occurred in every case. In the commencement, it is merely...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236668154
  • 9781236668158